Monday, October 28, 2013

FINALLY!

I can finally add a card for the current Hero Arts Holiday Challenge!  I'll put this one into the Deck the Cards category, to use a Hero Arts embellishment: my embellishments are the large snowflake die and the pearl in the center from the Sea Mixed Accents.

Snowflake Joy, for HA contest

This card took on a life of its own, morphing each step of the way!  I started with the design paper from last year's Basic Grey Aspen Frost pad, and cut my snowflake die from it, intending to line the negative with white and place it on the Tide card base with a sentiment.  But it was too blah, so I tried lining it with kraft and red.........just didn't work.   Then I decided to layer some snowflakes on top and we were off and running!  

I am a snowflake freak, but this year is the first time I haven't had to borrow someone else's dies; I now own this nice big HA one, plus a set of 3 Penny Black's, and the middle pool one is one of those borrowed ones from last year, a discontinued Sizzix snowflake die, I think.  I separated them all with some foam dots and put them right over my design paper square, lined in white.  The sentiment is also Hero Arts (Miracle of the Holidays), embossed in white.  

Thanks for visiting today - hope your week is a great one!

18 comments:

  1. Loving our Gorgeous card Lin and the colors are so pretty...I also love the design and the pretty sparkle!!

    A true beauty.....

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  2. This is so beautiful, Lin! And, seeing snowflakes on cards is exactly where I want to see them. One of my favorite images to use during the holidays and winter months.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your design journey, Lin......I guess even the best struggles sometimes! I'd say it all was worth it - this is a beaut! Love the colors and the layers.

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  4. What a beautiful mix of snowflake dies! I love snowflakes too, my friend and this is one of the prettiest EVER!! Gorgeous card!

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  5. Lin, your card is so pretty! I love the colours and your layered snowflake looks fantastic!

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  6. Really like how this turned out Lin. The colours are delightful

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  7. One of my favorite colors! Love this look. Nice job.

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  8. The resulting card is so beautiful, Lin. Love the layers of snowflakes. Ditto to Joy's comment.

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  9. Gorgeous Lin! Love that pool shade for holiday cards.

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  10. Are snowflakes winter's butterflies? This is gorgeous; don't you love when a card kinda makes itself>

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  11. Gorgeous, Lin - love how you have layered the snowflake :)

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  12. Your card is beautiful! Love the snowflakes!

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  13. Beautiful snowflake and that paper is so perfect for the background!

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  14. I wish I could get a card to morph like that! This is stunning ! Beautiful colors too!

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  15. Such a luscious snowflake card, Lin.

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